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AHILA-WHO-INASP workshop Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, July 2005 Martha J Garrett, Director, INFORM Clinical guidelines & EBM reviews.

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1 AHILA-WHO-INASP workshop Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, July 2005 Martha J Garrett, Director, INFORM Clinical guidelines & EBM reviews

2 Some reasons they are valuable Based on weighing of the scientific evidence Help clinicians to identify effective treatments, valid diagnostic tools Prevents waste of resources

3 Some international resources Medline/PubMed Cochrane GFMER

4 How it works at Medline/PubMed #1 Go to click on limitswww.pubmed.org Under Publication types select one: Meta-analysis Practice guideline Randomized controlled trial Review Type in search phrase and click on Go

5 How it works at Medline/PubMed #2 Go to Click on Clinical queries to the left Select Search by Clinical Study Category Type in search term(s) Select category and scope (usually narrow) Click on Go

6 How it works at Medline/PubMed #3 Go to Click on Clinical queries to the left Select Find Systemic Reviews Type in search term(s) Click on Go

7 Cochrane library Reviews via INASP/PERI Abstracts free to everyone Complicated because of shift to Wiley

8 How it works at Cochrane (2 ways) Go to Click on Browse by Review Group Go to _clsysrev_subjects_fs.html _clsysrev_subjects_fs.html Use pull-down menu to select group

9 How it works at GFMER Go to click on Englishwww.gfmer.ch Click on Databases, links, Free medical journals…, then select topic On new page, scroll to Guidelines, position statements, recommendations, standards, systematic reviews Click on link to access item of interest


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